Thursday, November 26, 2009

giving thanks...


I guess this one day of the year is the day we reflect... we stop... to be thankful for all that is good in our lives. This one day when we gather with our loved ones, our friends and appreciate our lives, the people that make it a special life for us, we give thanks for the little things that make us smile inside....we give thanks for the roof over our head, for the love we share with the ones around us, for our health..... then we feast, get stuffed much like the turkey we just ate and the next day...we go on with our lives, slowly forgetting all those little things we gave thanks for, as we once again get overwhelmed with all the other little things that cause us to worry and stress over, and we slowly get back to the rush of life, zooming through our days...forgetting to even smile at times let alone be thankful.

I don't mean to sound so cynical on a joyous day like this, but let's face it... that is exactly what happens in life, we commemorate and celebrate holidays such as Thanksgiving, by counting our blessings and being thankful, and like Valentines Day by expressing our love to that special person in our lives.... Then we forget... we forget everything and get into the zombie mode till the next holiday slaps us on our face to be awake that day and enjoy the present. On this day of giving thanks... I want to pass on a message to all of you...

BE THANKFUL EVERYDAY OF YOUR LIVES, COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS EACH MOMENT, EXPRESS YOUR LOVE ON EACH DAY BREAK, BE KIND AND GIVING ON ALL THE DAYS IN STEAD OF JUST CHRISTMAS, AND LAUGH WHOLE HEARTED WITH EACH JOYOUS MOMENT!

My husband was such a man...why wait till a day on the calendar instructs you to give thanks, or to say I love you or to be happy... why not be that way on all the days in our lives...however long or short.
So, today as any other day I give thanks for the gift that was given to me, his presence in my life, his love that to this day overflows my heart, for the countless happy moments that we had together, for my beautiful boys he left behind. I am thankful for having known and loved him, I am thankful for all that he taught me... for all the "I love yous", for all the hugs, for all the smiles, for all the walks, all the talks, each time he held my hand or asked me to smile...
I AM THANKFUL!
And not just today, or tomorrow, or the next day... but for all the days that lay ahead in my life..

Enjoy your family and friends today, enjoy the food and festivities, give your thanks and tomorrow.... don't forget all that you were thankful for... each day is a blessing, hold it dear to your heart, own up to it and be awake for each moment...

I leave you with my warmest wishes for today and some love from my heart..

love...peace...joy...

14 comments:

  1. Mar that was a beautiful post, very touching, emotional but very true. I am also thankful for having had Gag in my life, and i will always be greatful to him for bringing you and the boys into my life!! I love you and am always thankful to have you as a sister in my life. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your loved once<3

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  2. Mar jan words are not enough to explain what I'm feeling after reading this ....I'm giving you big and warm hug.I'm thankful for growing up around amazing people like you mmppaaa

    Niky you made me cry ...so sweet:}
    Love:Hilda

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  3. Hello dear friend. I'm thankful to have you as a friend and to be reminded more than once a year how wonderful people are!!!
    Go see Snap at Tales from Twisty Lane, I think you'll love her post today.
    Hugs and luvs.... Ali.

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  4. You made me want to jump right up and give hubby a hug! Beautiful post...we have so much to be thankful for.

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  5. Yes, this life is temporary...we need to enjoy and appreciate each succulent second.

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  6. sending you some love right back:) and thank you.

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  7. You remind us of an important truth. Be thankful not just when instructed, but every moment of every day. Life can take some pretty hard turns and unexpectedly dump you out into a foreign reality. I would hate to be delivered there with a heart full of regrets.

    It's good to be grateful always, for the people, blessings and prosperity in our lives. It can all change in an instant, can't it?

    I'm standing next to you in sisterhood with my arm around you tight.

    XO

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  8. Oh Mari, such a wonderful post. You're so right..it's not the speical days that make a life of memories, it's the 'everyday' that does it. They count for much more.

    so today I give thanks to you for your wise soul and your honesty. We're all lucky to have you.

    xx

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  9. I know I say this all the time, but I truly wish I had known your husband.

    I'm so glad he was yours.

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  10. thank you for posting that. i know yesterday must have been difficult for you and your boys. peace and comfort to you! xo kitty

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  11. What a beautiful post.

    And such a great angle with the photograph. I'm trying to picture you lying down in the street to take it.

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  12. I love your post. Beautifully and in the mean time very hard for you. May God Bless you and your loved ones.

    Ani S.

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